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Memory Trade in
Save money by trading in your original chips! View available memory rebates.
From the purchase date of qualifying memory from OWC, you have 60 days to trade-in your old memory for a cash rebate!
Just fill out OWC's online rebate form or contact OWC Customer Service after you receive and install your new memory.
Note: Apple OS 10.7.5 or Later REQUIRED for utilization of more than 8GB of total system memory.
This OWC Memory is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID or PC specs
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Mid 2010)
(May, 2010)
Model ID: MacBook7,1
2.4GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro7,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010 Server)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.66GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac11,1
2.66GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
PC Laptop
PC Laptops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above. Memory complies with JEDEC Specifications, document JESD79-3B.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 149 out of 153 (97%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: TheProfRobin Location: Castillon du Gard, France Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Installed in 15 minutes March 25, 2017 Of course, having been invited by MacSales to write a review before the goods arrived, it was inevitable that the day after writing it, the two 8GB memory chips for my MacBookPro Mid 2010 arrived the next day.

The packaging is good, protecting already well packed chips with a stiff padded plastic wallet. The chips escaped French import duty, probably because the amount due was less than it would cost to collect.

It took 5 minutes to unscrew the back off the Macbook and after spudging up the battery connector for safety, a further 2 minutes to snap the old 2 x 4GB memory chips out and drop the new ones in. I spent 3 minutes reconnecting the battery and vacuuming up old dust and particles before screwing the back on again.

Within 15 minutes of starting, the MBP was up and running and a quick check in "About This Mac" showed that both new chips were recognised. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only source of functional 8GB chips for this model of MBP and anyone interested may safely ignore any warnings they read that 2 x 4GB chips is the maximum that the mid 2010 MBP can handle.

I don't have any strict benchmark checks to run comparisons before and after and this will come with experience. I expect to see faster performance in Photoshop especially with less switching between memory and hd. The Activity Monitor shows CPU usage much lower than before, but of course, this is in % and the capacity is now double. Since I installed Sierra, the fan had been coming on a lot, but so far, one day on, it has not cut in once.

My 13 inch MBP mid 2010 is a work-horse (graphics and e-book formatting) and travels a lot, whilst its 15inch retina stays unscratched at home. Compared to its original 4GB memory and 250GB spinning hard drive, it now has 16GB memory and a 1TB SSD. I am extremely happy with this latest upgrade which is a lot cheaper than buying a new model.

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Reviewer: Rafi Location: Baltimore Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product, excellent customer service! March 22, 2017 Was able to chat with a technical advisor and order the correct product for my MacBook Pro.

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Reviewer: SeniorMac Location: Pleasanton, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy Memory Upgrade March 20, 2017 I upgraded memory from 2GB to 16GB on a mid-2010 MacBook . The information you provided was extremely helpful, and accurate. The first issue to be resolved was whether this particular MacBook could accommodate 16GB . . . your information said it could, and that was correct. Next, your video led me step-by-step through the upgrade process. The instructions were very clear and accurate.

I will definitely call on you again for my next Mac need.

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Reviewer: RJones Location: Maryland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked Great March 12, 2017 I was ready to trash my old Mac but decided to try some new memory first. Boy am I glad I did. It was a snap to install and my Mac is running better than new! I can't recommend enough.

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Reviewer: piperm
Rating: 5/5 Definitely gave my macbook pro some additional life March 10, 2017 I had been struggling with performance for a few weeks. Noticed super high memory usage with the latest OS upgrade. THis did the trick. I won't be buying a new laptop. Although it would be nice ;)

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Reviewer: Cirene Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Allround excellent! February 22, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: Jumbo Location: Lincoln,CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product, Great Price February 10, 2017 I was ecstatic to find this amount of memory for a decent price. The ordering process was easy, the product was exactly what I needed and the shipping & support were awesome!

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Reviewer: ChrisP Location: Las Vegas, NV Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product! February 3, 2017 Fantastic product, quick shipping, easy to install, and I loved that they had an easy to follow video for the install. Highly recommend!

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Reviewer: MBPVij Location: Bangalore, India Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent!! February 2, 2017 I was very sceptical going for this upgrade to 16GB in my Mid-2010 MBP. I have been reading about overheating issues in many forums. I had a chat with the customer service in this website and they assured me that it should work fine. So I went ahead and purchased this. I am so happy after installing the RAM myself. The MBP is much faster than before and applications all launch in no time, and I don't see the dreaded wait cursor anymore :). Overall very happy with the product and I will heavily recommend this to all. Been using it for 3 days now and have had no issues. The upgrade process itself was very easy going by the videos, anyone can do this :)

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Reviewer: Cocosdad Location: Minneapolis Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product, fast shipment, good price January 29, 2017 Have a 2010 Mac Mini that came with 4GB of Memory. Upgraded a to 8 GB several years ago. At the time that was the most it would take. Have been thinking of getting a new Mini but they haven't come out with a new one since 2014 and no plans for one that I could find. Main reason was to get more memory. I got ad for this site, went there and discovered that with the latest OS version I could put in 16 BG. Got these, took about 5-10 minutes to install and now have 16GB. No more slowing down down to low memory. May still get a new Mac Min if they make one but no real pressure.

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Reviewer: Tom7 Location: Iceland Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great service and product January 24, 2017 Super fast service and great product.

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Reviewer: steficode Location: Paris Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 16 Go RAM OK ! Macbook A1278 January 16, 2017 This RAM fits into a Macbook with 16Go and display 16Go RAM on this one !

Perfect, I finally installed Sierra.

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Reviewer: hc4sim Location: Montreal, Quebec Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 What a difference! January 9, 2017 Received quickly the purchased merchandise. Good price and what a difference ni terms of speeds and efficiency! Would gladly buy again. Actually need to get a new laptop battery... I know where I'll be shopping!

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Reviewer: Sirguiome
Rating: 5/5 Great product January 8, 2017 Great product and went in easily

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Reviewer: MacGuy9327 Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy thx video instructions January 5, 2017 I received this product as part of upgrading my 2010 MacBook Pro. I received all my items within a couple of weeks as it had to cross the border. Duty was about $55, but even with the exchange and duties it was still a better deal than through Amazon.ca.

The installation video was very helpful. I used another computer to follow with the video. This company has been highly recommended by others who are very involved with computing, relying on them for performance. I'm very happy to have found this company as recommended by others and won't hesitate to do the same. This really helps make my investment in a Mac Product worthwhile for years to come.

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Reviewer: jdstew5
Rating: 5/5 16mb upgrade December 26, 2016 I am very pleased with the customer service I received from OWC. The memory upgrade was just what my wifes 2010 macbook pro 7.1 needed. Very straightforward install with the help of the installation videos. Thank you!!

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Reviewer: AndreM
Rating: 5/5 EXCELLENT PRODUCT December 15, 2016 I have it fore 2 years now and never got any problems with it. Just love it computer runs faster now

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Reviewer: Clavis Location: Morocco Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works fine December 15, 2016 Good RAM

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Reviewer: neonwebdesign Location: London, England Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Brilliant! December 12, 2016 I've been working with Creative Cloud, Office etc on a Mac Mini mid 2010 for just over a year and the speed has been painfully slow. I'd read on the Apple site that unfortunately the RAM could not be upgraded to anymore than 8GB and upgrading to a SSD looked very complicated for this model. I was 'making do' until I saw a press release from MacSales saying they believed that it was possible to upgrade the RAM for this model.

I bought from MacSales since they are a reputable business and I've had trouble in the past with parts from eBay that didn't work. I fitted the RAM very easily and low and behold the upgrade indeed doubled the speed on my machine.

Needless to say, I'm thrilled! This upgrade has saved me the money I would have spent on a new machine, and the hours spent transferring over all the data / license keys / setting it up.

It has been brilliant, I don't often post reviews but I wanted to in case anyone has any reservations about it working, in light of Apple's advice. It definitely can be upgraded and very noticeably speeds the system up. It's as fast as my laptop which has a SSD. Thank you!

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Reviewer: MacSlayer Location: Worcester, MA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Makes an old mac scream November 28, 2016 Two things breathe life into an old MacBook... an SSD and more memory. Worth every penny to squeeze the most out of 2010 MacBook.

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Reviewer: ThriftyMillenial Location: North Bergen, NJ Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Boosted the speed of my white 2010 model MacBook! November 26, 2016 I bought a white MacBook in August 2011, the discontinued model. It came with 2 GB of RAM. In the last 2 years, it became excruciatingly slow. I read on Other World Computing that my model (currently running the Yosemite operating system) could be upgraded to 16 GB. I was skeptical, but WOW! So much faster! I wish I had upgraded long ago. It was a great price and it has extended the life of my white MacBook. Great buy!

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Reviewer: browniebroke
Rating: 5/5 Works great November 24, 2016 I installed these on my macbook pro mid 2010 and it works like a charm despite Apple stating 8GB max is supported. Thanks MacSales for the tests proving them wrong. I'm in the UK so the item took a while to arrive and there was a customs charge of £24.

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Reviewer: Chavinpub Location: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great perfomance accesible price November 22, 2016 Just the upgrade i need o keep my mac up to date, and at an affordable price.

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Reviewer: Watda Location: Phx, az Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Could not have been easier or better November 10, 2016 Everything was as described, easy to install, no issues with the system recognizing the memory and it was up and running in no time flat. I see a marked improvement

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Reviewer: macbooker Location: Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 works perfectly and arrived quickly October 27, 2016 This ram is operating perfectly. Never have any worries concerning purchases here for my old macbook. Only thing I would change is, as I'm an overseas resident, the OWC site doesn't seem to offer a conversion to local rate pricing or am I missing something?. Big plus though, is the very cheap delivery charge compared to many US sites.

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